Monday, August 29, 2011

10 Fall Must Have according to People Style Watch

I have to admit I am a huge fan of People Style Watch magazine. I purchase every issue and usually go over it again and again. I thought I would list out the 10 Fall Must Haves. I am trying to make sure I have something of each.

#1 Bold Red according to the publication "from deep Burgundy to bright tomato this hue pops on clothes, shoes, and bags. Mix different shades together or add neutral colors. I think I am on the search for red shoes and purse.

These are the Alexandre Birman Python tri-band sandals I would love to have.....but the $836 price point is just not going to work! LOL! On the search for something similar!

#2-Luxe Pony Hair- "This texture is having a major movement! Try sexy heels and booties, sophisticated bags or slouchy styles"

I am not sure about this trend. Basically it shoes and bags I have found a few cute bags I like but nothing that really just jumps out at me.

#3- Southewestern Prints- "Colorful American-Indian inspired patterns are cool on dresses skirts or tops- just keep the rest of your look simple"

I love this Dolce Vita "Haleigh" chiffon belted dress....however I do not love the $242 price point.

#4 Feminine Menswear "Tweed, glen, plain and houndstooth make tailored clothes and accessories smart yet girlie"

I love this look and many styles from shoes, bags, dresses, jackets and shirts. This is one of my favorite looks that I have found by Jessica Simpson and it is only $63.99 on

#5 Chunky Cable Knits "cropped or hip length sweaters are effortlessly stylish, Pair with sleek pieces for a flattering look"

I have a feeling that after giving birth soon this is going to be my favorite trend this season! I have found so many that I like at all different price points.

#6 Heeled Loafers "updated with stiletto or stacked heels, shiny studs and more, these classic shoes look fresh"

This is one of my favorite and you can find them at all price points! Here is a favorite of mine...

#7 Longer Dresses
"Below the knee and calf-skimming shirt dresses, sheaths or fit and flare cuts are so right now! Balance the length with heels"

This look honestly makes me a little nervous. I haven't found one that really JUMPS out at me so if any of my readers sees something...Let me know!

#8 Metal Chokers "in polished silver or gold these super sleek pieces have a 70's inspired yet modern vibe"

I LOVE this look also...just google "metal chokers" for TONS of cute necklaces at great prices. Also, watch Allie B. Originals for these chokers!

#9 Structured Bags-"top handle satchels are polished but so easy to wear! Look for refined textures shades and hardware.

There are so many styles I love plus many different price points. I have found them from $15 to $5000. I personally like this one and it is only $33 at

#10- Mixed Material Coats and Jackets- "In special combinations of wool, feather, fur, and more they're striking and fashion forward".

These jackets are in so many styles, colors, can really get overwhelming. I have found a few that I like but I am still on the look-out.

So there you have it...the 10 Must Have items..... (according to People Style watch)

ahhh....the smell of clean....

For those of you who know me and know me well that I love the smell of clean. I do not feel my house is clean unless I have bleached it! I have had a recent obsession with lavender smell and the Febreeze sent "spring renewal". When I say obsession I say this... I all cleaning supplies in those scents. Dish detergent, multi-purpose cleaners, Febreeze fabric refresher, air fresheners, laundry detergents and fabric softeners.

A couple of weeks ago, in trying to be thrifty, I used the coupons from the Sunday newspaper and got everything the Gain Scent. All the above listed products. Now, it smells nice. Eli my oldest son loves it. I love the laundry smell...crisp and clean but the Febreeze air freshener Gain scent and the multi-purpose spray is a little much. My husband complains that it smells like a bathroom all the time all over our house. I will purchase the laundry products again but the cleaning supplies, probably not.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Last week I these two different Pond's facial wipes. I have used all types of beauty supplies from $50 facial washes to these $4.67 wipes. To be honest I love both products. One for morning and one for evening. I love the smell of both and they both work great! Click to their link for more information.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Help

A few years ago my husband and I hosted foreign exchange students. Both of our students were from Germany. One thing that we learned from both of them is the shame that many people from Germany share of the views of Nazi Germany. One of our students even made the statement that they are not proud of their country. I can remember trying to comfort them with the thoughts that the persecution that the Jews felt back then was not their fault and they should be proud that they are no longer under the communist regime.

In visiting many landmarks with these students we visiteded Atlanta, GA and went to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. After visiting all the memorabilia from Martin Luther King, Jr. I was overwhelmed with the same shame that both the girls felt. This is defiantly a time in the history of the United States that we should not be proud of.

Last night my hubby and I saw the movie The Help. Those same feelings of shame and disgrace overwhelmed me once again. This movie is incredible. I had really wanted to read the book but I have been so busy that I knew that I would never get around to it. If you are living under a rock somewhere and you haven't heard about is a brief description via the website....

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, a southern society girl returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent more »southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.

I recommend it to everyone except small children (due to some language). I am however going to allow my 12 year old son to watch it. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will pray for forgiveness for the past.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Introducting "Click Like or Dislike"

If you follow my other blogs I have decided to share my likes and dislikes. This is just my personal "likes" and "dislikes". It could be anything from products to politics, so stay tuned for some "likes" and dislikes and I hope that you will share your comments with along the way!